Brigid Cross Pendant (Sterling Silver)
Manufacturer: Peter Stone Jewellery
Product Code: TPD3036
Dictionary Terms Explained
Peter Stone Jewellery
- High quality jewellery manufacturer
The Peter Stone Company purchases raw silver and produces their own true .925 sterling silver alloy in their own factory. All rings are cast to size and craftsmen cut and inlay each stone for a perfect fit. Every piece of jewellery created is hand polished not tumble polished, which leads to a high quality finish that is noticeably different.
Peter Koslowski had been working on merchant ships since 1983 while living in Sri Lanka and was fortunate to be exposed to an abundance of precious stones and he began to purchase and trade them, as well as silver. During this period he also studied gemology and jewellery making in a number of countries. This then lead to the founding of the Peter Stone Company in 1992 in Bangkok, Thailand, where he still resides.
Brigidís cross is an Irish Celtic cross usually made from rushes or straw. When woven together they form a square at the centre with four radials coming from the centre. It is symbol of protection against evil or fire. The symbol received its name from a story that Brigid made a cross like this for a dying man, who subsequently converted to Christianity before his death. Though this symbol probably long predates this story.